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Robot Actively Learn to Play Table Tennis

Robot Actively Learn to Play Table Tennis

The robot and the team during one of the tests (credit: Axel Griesch/MPG, München) Researchers from the University of Darmstadt in Germany have been working on a project that is aimed at allowing a robot to learn how to play ...

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Planning Ahead Bacteria

Planning Ahead Bacteria

Scientists from the Weizmann Institute in Israel, led by Prof. Yitzhak Pilpel, have recently shown that bacteria can anticipate certain future events in their environment and prepare for the upcoming changes. According to the scientists, these findings do not only ...

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Reversing Autism?

A group of scientists from the School of Medicine at the University of California (UCLA), Los Angeles has shown that a drug usually used in patients after organ transplantations has reversed signs of mental retardation in mice. The scientists hope ...

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Some People Never Learn

Some People Never Learn

Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Leipzig, Germany have found a genetic factor that affects our ability to learn from our errors. The scientists demonstrated that men carrying the A1 mutation, which reduces ...

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Keeping Our Memories Fresh

What keeps our long term memories viable? Little is known about the way the long term memories are kept in the brain. Does memorizing something new can be compared to writing text on a paper, making it stay forever or ...

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